Child and Adolescent Health

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The Child and Adolescent Health Programme supports Member States to develop, implement and evaluate child and adolescent health programmes that will lead to improved quality of life for children and adolescents in the African Region through support to policy and strategy development and implementation; capacity building and technical support; monitoring & evaluation; advocacy and partnerships.


 
Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

Global child deaths down by almost half since 199013 September 2013 -- Child deaths in 2012 were approximately 6.6 million or roughly half the number recorded in 1990 when more than 12 million children died. A new joint report, published today, shows that though the trend is encouraging, many more lives could be saved with access to basic health care services. Newborns are particularly at risk and nearly half of under-five deaths are linked to undernutrition.